Bowling Birthday Party

We celebrated a birthday in our house this weekend. My youngest son turned 12, so we decided to take him and his group of friends bowling! The activity was set and the menu was fixed (pizza, hot dogs and french fries), so all I really needed to contribute were the cupcakes and the favors.

As I have with so many other parties, I worked with Sweet Lisa’s in Cos Cob, CT to create bowling motif cupcakes and cookies for the favor bags. I found inspiration on Pinterest and then tweaked it for our party.img_0185img_0179 Favors are just a fun way to wrap up a party. I love them for any type of gathering. For Tyler’s party, I included the bowling pin cookie, pop rocks, glow sticks (it was glow in the dark bowling) and a happy face bouncy ball. Just fun little things.img_0178 img_0208 Putting this party together was definitely a ball for me!


Rockin’ Another Birthday

At our house, September is a busy month. Including the celebration of a special little boy’s birthday! Once I figure out a theme, I immediately reach out to my friend, Alexis, who always creates the perfect invitation and gift tag.

This birthday is all about little boys climbing the walls. 

If you’re looking for ideas for a kid’s birthday party, here are a few others I’ve done.

Life’s a party….make it fun!

images: Jac’olyn Murphy

A Mad Science Birthday Party

Dreaming up, planning and delivering a special party for my boys on their birthdays is one of my favorite things to do. I think it’s one of the ways that I try to show them how much I love them in a way that a child can appreciate and understand. 

It’s also a creative outlet for me. I can’t knit, paint or draw…am only “ok” in the kitchen. But, give me a blank canvas of a room and a reason to celebrate and I start to come alive. I gave some clues last week in this post about what I was planning.

After mixing and measuring…here is the formula for Tyler’s Mad Science birthday party!

Cake & cookies: Sweet Lisa’s
Printed items: Jac’olyn Murphy
Paper goods: Party City
Beakers and safety glasses: Amazon
Kids’ lab coats: Scrubshopper
What creative outlet brings out the mad scientist in you?!